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  1. 1 hour ago, Carborendum said:


    I realize that "We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet" is usually aimed at our current prophet ("to guide us in these latter days").  But this particular expression seemed to me as an homage to ALL modern prophets, and particularly to the Prophet of the Restoration.  Did anyone else feel that?

    Good to see you, Carb.

    I felt the same as you regarding this moment from conference (I was so hoping to hear some Slavic singing). But, my feelings during this hymn was that we weren't singing so much about Joseph or our current prophet, but about our Prophet, our King, our Savior. 

  2. 32 minutes ago, prisonchaplain said:

     All 3 of her choices will have a student body that mostly observant Christian...but yeah, there are always the kids who want to be rebels, but who would be too normal at a state college.

    PC, this is true: no matter where you are, if you want x, you will find x. The people who want y, are aware of x, but they continue to choose y. While at BYU, I knew those who were engaging in activities that were inappropriate but I didn't hang out with them.

  3. When I attended BYU, I first went as a non-member (we won't mention how long ago that was but I'll admit it was not in this century). At that time, even as a non-member, the tuition was cheaper than the Indiana University tuition. After I became a member, my tuition went down about 25% and my dad, who was not happy about my baptism, was at least a little gleeful about saving some money.

    PC, it's seems amazing to me that your daughter is old enough for college! In my head, your girls are still around 10 yrs old (even though I've never met them or know them in any way...just from your mention of them on here). Exciting times!

  4. So, my company (large company with Southeast Asia offices) just banned all travel and stated that there was to be no face-to-face meetings--we are to conduct meetings via web. Interestingly enough, they are not banning visitors to one of our major offices (in KC, MO). But, they are requiring those visitors to complete a questionnaire.

    Anyway, as a result of the no meetings ban, our local work from home contingency (there are 6 of us total here) had to cancel our quarterly lunch. There are 3 of the 6 who live near each other--we decided to go to lunch together during the time we already carved out of our schedules for the previous quarterly lunch. It's not a "work" lunch...just 3 friends who work together going out for lunch. 

  5. On 2/29/2020 at 8:51 PM, estradling75 said:

    I had a missionary who tried to work with some Chinese individuals and he described and interesting indoctrination method  (I make no claims for truthfulness of the report)

    Basically as young school kids they would be instructed to pray for a cookie...  Naturally no cookie would come.  The teachers would point that out and then instruct the kids to pray to the Chinese government for a cookie.  When they did the teacher would pass out cookies and point out that the government did what God did not so either God did not exist or did not care, but the government did exist and did care.

    If that situation is even remotely true then the behavior makes sense

    My dad was born and raised in Bulgaria (formerly communist). He remembers this happening but it was Stalin that provided the candy they prayed for.  

  6. 2 hours ago, anatess2 said:

    More stupid fan service which is another one of those... what medal is that???  How did Maz get that medal?  Of course, you gotta have to dig up through the EU to figure it out which leads you to another dumpster fire of how much they disrespected Han... and so Chewy did not really get awarded a medal, he just got some memento that Han cared so little about he used it to pay debts because he's such a loser.

    If you're gonna do fan service, at least do it in a way that RESPECTS the universe.

    There is nothing in this movie that's not a dumpster fire.

    I recognized that it was more of a memento rather than an award for his own service. I'm not into the EU to know the details you provided. 

  7. I'm gonna jump in here to say a couple of things after watching this last installment of cra....uh, Rise of Skywalker. First, why?why?why? Are people really that desperate to see gay kissing that they have to have it so prominent in this movie? Ugh. I should be used to it being in every freaking thing put out by Hollywood, but I suppose I'm still naive. And I hope to see Dominic Monaghan in a Star Trek movie at some point so he can be a part of the trifecta of movies...LOTR, SW, ST. 

    Thank you, @anatess2 for expressing some of my thoughts on ignoring her parents, Palpatine winning, among other issues. I did have a little rejoice moment to see Chewy get his medal, although I felt he deserved the ceremony with it. 

  8. 3 hours ago, mirkwood said:

    I worked last year on Thanksgiving and after I got off duty we went there for dinner.  My wife got the turkey dinner, my boys got pancake breakfast and I had biscuits and gravy with the potato casserole and extra bacon.

    Cracker Barrel has THE best pancakes I've ever had. Crispy edges, fluffy middle and full of flavor (before adding the butter and syrup). 

    And for dinner, they have greens! My friends make fun of me because I'll often get 2 servings of their greens. Yum!

  9. 1 hour ago, Suzie said:

    Even though we went Vegan some years ago, I was able to "veganize" your macaroni and cheese recipe (still one of my family's favorite dishes :))We will be having Gardein crispy tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, green been casserole, corn, dinner rolls and Daiya New York cheezecake for dessert.

    I'm so glad you were able to adapt it. And I'm so glad to hear that my momma's recipe is finding the love with others!

  10. My husband has to work on Thanksgiving, so we are doing our own dinner the night before. It's just the 2 of us, so we decided that are musts are: Turkey (well, chicken in this case--we just can't deal with a whole turkey), stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, something green (green beans, this year), rolls, dessert (doing a sweet potato casserole, this year), and my husband needs cranberry sauce (I don't do that except as a jam for toast). 

    I'm actually not big on desserts and I can't stand sweet things with my savory food. Hence, the sweet potato casserole is not next to my potatoes/gravy, but a dessert for us and my husband will enjoy his cranberry sauce with his food, while I'll save it for toast or a PBJ sandwich later. 

  11. Yep, I have 3 gmail and 2 yahoo. Used to have a hotmail until it got hacked.

    There is only 1 account that is my "home" account with my personal info. All others have fake name...Like my first name is "First" and last name is "Last." Or first name is "A" and last name is "Bacon" or something like that. I use several accounts just to sign up for websites. For example, to use Pinterest, you need to have an email account. I don't want to get blasted with stupid spam email so, I use one of my "fake" emails to sign up. That email account has thousands of unread messages since I don't go into consistently.

  12. Why can't you just create another email account in gmail or yahoo?

    I have several email accounts. A couple are used simply to sign up for sites that I know is going to send me junk mail. When it asked for first/last name, I use something like "First" and "Last" (literally). That way, I'm not giving any actual information.

  13. I would recommend this sister attend the endowment session now. There are specific answers to her questions in the endowment now. Listen carefully to the words and notice the wording of the covenants. If there are still questions, then ask to speak to the temple president or matron to discuss. Further explanations on a public forum aren't appropriate, in my opinion.

  14. I really enjoyed meeting everyone. It's always good to put actual faces to names. One of the funny things, I still call JAG and pam by their screen names instead of their real names. JAG just looks like a JAG. And pam, well, she looks very gingery...

    So, here's beefche's stupid moment of her life. I booked my flight separate from my husband. When I booked my flight, I booked it to leave Aug 24. That meant I could attend the dinner. I enjoyed dinner, drove to my friend's house (where I was staying), got up the next morning. Took a nice walk along the mountains, showered, packed, left with my friend to return my rental car. On our way to the SLC airport, I tried to checkin on the app. But it said my flight was completed. Huh? I looked at my email confirmation and sure enough my flight was the 23rd! I completely missed my flight! I was dumbfounded as this is completely not like me. After talking to a very kind Delta customer service rep, she was able to get me a flight out this evening. It's the worst flight ever (leave at midnight get into Indy at 10 am), but she saved me $500+. 

    Lesson learned: have my husband check our flights to verify date and time!!!!

  15. 5 hours ago, unixknight said:

    @NeuroTypical I'll add my sentiments to the others'... Glad you're still with us.  I'd miss you if you were gone from the boards, truly. 

    It occurs to me that for most of us, if something happened the rest of the fine folks on this forum wouldn't have a way of knowing what happened.  Hmmm  Maybe that's something we can address.  


    Not to be morbid, but, I have an email group set up and it's titled "Death." I've told my husband he is to use that to let others know about my death. Our own @pam is on that list. And @NeuroTypical some of our people on that other place are on the list too.

  16. 11 hours ago, anatess2 said:


    Okay, banana.  I love banana.  My favorite way of eating it is rolling it in an eggroll wrapper with a sliver of Hershey's dark chocolate and then frying it.  No, you can't have banana like that.  Fried banana is heart attack central. 

    When my husband and I did our Filipino Christmas, this is what we made for dessert. Holy cow! The only thing that would have made that better would be to use Nutella instead of just plain chocolate. So, so good.

  17. On 8/1/2019 at 4:00 PM, NeuroTypical said:

    It's all about whole grains now.  I'm 3 for 3 in banana eating.  Can someone really learn to enjoy a food they've loathed for 4 decades?   We find out, in the next episode of My crummy lifestyle changes!

    Why do you need to eat bananas? There are other things you can eat to get the nutrients. What's the deal with bananas?